John Lehman Quote

“Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.”

~ John Lehman

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

In context, kind of funny

David L. Rosenthal

If great power were always accompanied by great wisdom, perhaps we would not be in this mess.

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EGL, LA    11/28/06

Made me laugh and then I realized he probably did not mean it as a joke.

Roger, Kew Gardens

Witless wonder.

Jack, Green, OH

I can imagine certain people agreeing with that ...Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, George W. Bush come to miind

Joe, Rochester, MI

In context...kind of scarry!

E Archer, NYC

It would be funny if it weren't so true for those that seek absolute power.

Jack, Green, OH

You are more correct than you realize, David. It has often been said the ideal government is a benevolent dictator ... someone who knows what is best for everyone and has the power to provide it. That's ideal in utopia.

Logan, Memphis, TN

It's also been said that the ideal government is one that will protect the individual's natural and inalienable liberty and freedom from usurpation and coercion of the masses; It's function, in this case, is not necessarily then to provide for everyone's utopias wants and needs, so much as protect them in their rights, and let them hash out and find what is best for themselves on their own.


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